Mrs. Smith

I started teaching at Holy Childhood in 2015. Before that, I spent my teaching career at St. Peter and Paul in Collinsville,  which is my home town. My husband, Allen, and I have been married for 25 years and we have three children. We have two grown sons, Daniel and Alex, and our daughter, Julia, is still in high school.

The decision to change jobs and become part of the Holy Childhood family was one of the best decisions I ever made! This school is truly a special place!


9/17 class and group pictures

9/18 individual pictures, out of uniform day

9/19 Spirit Wear Day

9/20 Feeding God’s People/Bishop Braxton visits

9/24 ITBS Testing week

Sept. 17-28

We will be finishing up ch. 1 in science this week. However, ITBS testing is next week so that will delay our ch. 1 test. They will get study guides this week and I’m planning the test for Tuesday, Oct. 2.


We will be finishing up our unit on fossils this week which throws me into a dilemma on the unit 1 test. Next week is ITBS testing week. I will have the sixth grade with me a lot next week so we can finish up and review in class.  However, giving a test during standardized testing week isn’t a good idea. I’m pondering my options. Maybe postponing, maybe an open binder test…I’ll let you know.


We have been busy with microscope labs and finishing up the unit on cells. We have one last lesson on cell division. I’m going to draw it out a little otherwise that puts us into being at test time during ITBS testing week.  I’m planning on our unit 1 test to be Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Sept. 17-28

We are jumping into the deep end of learning the ins and out of the Periodic Table, molecular bonds and  chemical formulas. This is always fun material to cover, which is good because we’ll be on it for a while.

Language Arts

Sept. 17-28

English ch. 2 test is Thursday, Sept. 20.

Sept. 17-28

We are finishing up Thunder Rose and learning about tall tales.  We will have our unit test after ITBS testing next week.

Sept. 17-28

Ch. 2 test is Thursday, Sept. 20.